Planning your visit to the Ashbourne area
If you plan to take a break in Ashbourne while following the Festival, you can find out more about the various types of accommodation on offer at the Peak District information website. This very comprehensive site contains detailed information about where to stay, where to eat and what other attractions can be found in the locality. If you prefer to speak directly with a member of our local Visitor Information team, they are located at the rear of the Town Hall building in the Market Place or you can click here to find a map of their location and more contact details.
Where to Stay
Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park
Ashbourne DE6 1LE
Commanding breath-taking views of the Peak District National Park from its elevated position, this magnificently situated park offers the perfect place for the whole family, providing excellent access to the attractions of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Tissington Trail, the former railway line between Ashbourne and Buxton runs alongside the park making it a great base for cyclists and walkers.
Billy’s Bothy is a large luxury Derbyshire Self Catering cottage, nestled amidst lush green pastureland at the edge of the magnificent Peak District. Stunning views over private farmland. Full of beams and character this charming cottage has 5 bedrooms all en suite, plus availability of an optional 6th annexed en suite bedroom, large lounge with log stove, dining room, well equipped kitchen. Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Wi Fi, pampering, meals are all available by arrangement.
Sandybrook DE6 2AQ
Callow Top is an award winning family holiday park. Within easy reach of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton, This is a picturesque location for your caravan, camping or self catering holiday in the Derbyshire & Staffordshire Peak District. Situated in a delightful, elevated setting in the Derbyshire countryside and surrounded by open, green fields yet within walking distance of the market town of Ashbourne. This site couldn’t be more perfectly located for exploring the most attractive areas of Derbyshire & the Peak District National Park.
Featuring Shiningford Farm located at the side of Carsington Water.
Email Julia@pmwproperty.com or Call 01335 346864
Ashbourne Self Catering offer high quality bespoke properties with modern amenities, spectacular views in gorgeous rural surroundings. Available to hire for celebrations, corporate entertaining, family holidays & small weddings.
Where to Eat and Drink
Artisan Café and Bar
31 St John Street
Ashbourne DE6 1GP
A relatively new addition to the Ashbourne food and drink scene. The owners are passionate about giving their customers a great experience and serve fresh produce sourced locally and an enviable selection of craft beers and gins. There is regular live music and the warm and welcoming atmosphere and continental feel, make this an experience not to be missed.
36 St John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH
A highly traditional alehouse right in the heart of the town, offering a warm welcome and a great selection of real ales, whiskies and other drinks, not to mention the tasty pork pies. Smith’s has been awarded Branch Pub of the Year by CAMRA for 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as Pub of the Season for Spring 2016. Look out for the double fronted bay windows to find us, this great little pub looks like a shop because it started life as a wine and spirit merchants.
St John Street Gallery & Café
50 St John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH
The gallery space exhibits an eclectic mixture of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and crafts over three floors. Once Ashbourne’s Magistrate’s Court, this spacious building now showcases some of the area’s most talented artists in relaxed and informal surroundings.The award winning café upstairs focusses on healthy food in a continental style. All meals are prepared on the premises and contain the highest quality produce from leading local suppliers with healthy options always available. The menu includes high quality Italian coffee, a variety of teas and alcoholic drinks and offers a choice of delicious homemade cakes. Soya based drinks now form part of the hot and cold beverage menu and a wide range of vegetarian and gluten free options are always on offer.